A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

3 Black and White Classics for February

The last three films I watched were shot in black and white, a delightful accident that got me to think about why directors today would make such a bold choice. Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is artfully constructed by …

2.3.22

Groundhog Day: Get Up and Do It Again

Sarah Bowman // THE FAMILY SAVVY

For weeks last summer, I woke up around 2:00 am with the same song running through my head. It was Jackson Browne singing The Pretender. Coming to consciousness, I heard: “When the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get up …

2.2.22
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

2 popular LA Conservancy Tours for February: Paul Williams + Modern Skyline

February 16/Virtual 6:00 PM

I participated in this virtual tour on February 2, and thought it was really interesting – the LA Conversancy is repeating it twice this month, because of it’s popularity. I learned so much more about an …

1.14.22

Get Ready for the Gilded Age

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
ALISON COHEN ROSA

Julian Fellows is back, just in time to rescue us from our Omicron blues. A new series The Gilded Age debuts on HBO on January 24 – here’s the trailer to whet …

1.14.22

King Richard on HBO Max

Want a film that you can watch over the Thanksgiving holiday? Choose one that chronicles the incredible rise of two of the greatest tennis stars of all time, Venus and Serena Williams.

“King Richard” – playing now in theaters and …

11.23.21

Catch HBO’s Surfing Doc: 100 Foot Wave

August feels like a great time to dive into some big wave stories. After all, surfing and movies go together like sunscreen and sand, articulating summer in all it’s fast-moving, aspirational glory. Who doesn’t love Point Break or Endless Summer

8.2.21

(Soon to Be) LA’s Biggest Tourist Destination

Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. ©Academy Museum Foundation

Anytime a new museum emerges in our town, it makes headlines. But when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to create a museum about the …

8.2.21

Dig Into these Chef Documentaries

By Melehuna

I once had the pleasure of taking a single cooking class from the late chef Mark Peel, and will never forget the extreme care he took in slicing an onion. He brought exquisite attention to the simplest of …

6.30.21

The Mind of a Digital Native: Inside by Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham’s new Netflix special “Inside” is a wildly creative, sometimes unsettling, diary of the artist’s time in one single room, presumably during quarantine. He’s an existentialist living his life online, for all of us to see, and …

6.9.21